Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
Means "blessed people" from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army".... Read
Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name. Famous bearers include basketball player Bill Russell (1934-), comedian Bill Cosby (1937-), American president Bill Clinton (1946-), and Microsoft... Read
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with... Read
Scandinavian variant form of RICHARD.
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous".... Read
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.... Read
Hebrew form of KEREN-HAPPUCH.
From Japanese 雅 (masa) meaning "elegant, graceful" or 正 (masa) meaning "right, proper" combined with 彦 (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.... Read
Hebrew form of JAIR, as well as a Spanish variant.
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.... Read
Slovak feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).... Read
Modern Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
Combination of MARY and ANNE (1).
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.... Read
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and burg "fortress".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Зиновий (see ZINOVIY).... Read
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.... Read
Spanish and Italian form of EUTHYMIUS.
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
Portuguese feminine form of CAESARIUS.
Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".... Read
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.... Read
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.... Read
Possibly means "the one who milks the cows" in Kikuyu.... Read
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Scottish feminine form of FRANCIS.
From Japanese 一 (kazu) meaning "one" or 和 (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness", 希 (ki) meaning "hope" or 樹 (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.... Read
Turkish form of ALIYAH (1).
Means "brightness, clearness, graciousness, offering" in Sanskrit. This is a word referring to an offering of food made to a deity.... Read
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).... Read
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
Armenian variant of ANAHITA.
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.... Read
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".... Read
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov), which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.... Read
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic جلال (see JALAL).... Read
Anglicized form of RUAIDHRÍ.
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Сергей (see SERGEY).... Read
From Japanese 和 (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and 花 (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.... Read
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).... Read
German diminutive of BARBARA.
Derived from Greek χλωρος (chloros) meaning "pale green". Chloris, in Greek mythology, was a minor goddess of vegetation.... Read
Means "faithful" in Albanian.
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and moana "ocean".... Read
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and... Read
Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
Russian form of SIMON (1).
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
Portuguese feminine form of CUSTODIO.
Shortened form of EDELMIRA. It appears in the play 'Tartuffe' (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos), which means "nether darkness". Erebus was the personification of the primordial darkness in Greek mythology.... Read
Diminutive of LETITIA. This is now a slang word for the female breast, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.... Read
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
Latinized form of ALFONSO. This name was borne by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian bishop who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.... Read